September 9th, 2015 - Well, uh.... hmm. It's been another 2 and a half years without any updates to this site again. Surprised? You shouldn't be, really. Hell, I didn't even notice that I missed the site's 10-year anniversary back in August 2014! I could've done something for August 2015 instead, but uhh, oops I missed that too. And wow... in 11 years I've only managed to put 10 "reviews" on this website, plus all that MK2 glitch blabbering that can be more easily summed up in a youtube video these days. It's pretty clear that back in 2004 I had grander ambitions for this thing, but they never came to be. Not throwing in the towel or anything, I definitely still have unfinished things I'd like to post someday... but I'm making this update for another reason.

For these 11+ years, the site's been hosted on the domain (along with of course The MAME Action Replay Page, one of the most important sites on the internet for documenting world-class arcade emulator play). I sincerely want to thank seymour for graciously allowing me to piggyback on the site by providing me with my own little subdomain here. It actually started off as just a place to store some images and other files, and then I decided to try making my own dumb little webpage with the alloted space. seymour is not interested in hosting the domain any more, but other interested parties have stepped up, so in theory this site shouldn't be going anywhere. But if MARP gets moved at any point in the future then this site will probably end up 404'ing. Even if, worst case scenario here, disappears forever and doesn't get rehosted, I've backed up all these files to my hard drive so nothing will vanish into the ether forever. Then it's just a matter of finding a new host.

And actually, I've also considered just saying "fuck it" and buying my own domain. Of course, I wouldn't want to end up paying for a website that never gets updated, so... maybe it would motivate me to write more things...?!? I've also considered just moving my efforts away from this antiquated mid-90's website design into the standard blog format that's all the rage now. I feel kinda stuck having this site that only seems to deal in updates that are always entirely focused around everything pertaining to a single game. I've always had idea for some smaller things I've wanted to talk about that unfortunately feel like they would be out of place next to a full expose on The Super Spy. Granted, I could keep going with this site and just make a new section for this stuff, but everything looks nicer in the standard blog format. No way I'm going to put any actual effort into learning webpage design or anything!

So.... that's all I wanted to say. I'll try to get SOMETHING more meaningful up here before the end of 2015 at the latest. Emphasis on "try"!

January 11th, 2013 - Oops, this took a little longer than expected. But here it is, another actual update with new content. And this isn't just any update, oh no. This is The Super Spy, a review/walkthrough that took me 6 years to finish. I'm not joking here. I originally had the idea to just make a page focusing on Pink, the female next-to-last boss of the game in 2006, but it seemed weird not to really make an effort at covering the rest of the game. I knew of course that the game had lots of material that would be worth talking about, and wondered if I should do a sort of visual walkthrough for the game. Of course, I realized how much work that would entail and lost interest in doing that very quickly. Over time I tried coming back to it and would type up a little bit for it here and there, but it was still too daunting. Finally a couple months ago, at the same time I started working on the Skate Kid Bros page, I decided it was time to see The Super Spy through to completion and resumed working on it. It's ballooned out of control and become even longer than I feared it would be, but it's over and done with and submitted for your reading pleasure.

I don't think I'll ever do another "review" on this website that's as long as The Super Spy, but I'm still trying to commit to getting some more updates out in the near future! Possibly a new section for things I want to talk about that don't merit "full" reviews (because boy am I ready to tackle some much shorter stuff now after this).

November 27th, 2012 - NEW CONTENT!
Yes, I have been ridiculously neglectful of this website, and have added nothing new to it over the last 4 and a half years. Well, that drought is over! Please enjoy a look at a strange rom hack called Vs. Skate Kid Bros. You might learn a thing or two about the original source material as well!
As for the future of this site? Contrary to what you might think, I haven't run out of ideas or material for new updates - I actually have at least a half dozen pages that I've started but not gotten very far on, none of them being anywhere near completion. It's always a matter of finding the motivation (and time) to get the rest of the work done on them.
The good news is, during the course of writing this last review I've also spent a bit of time doing stuff for what I want to be the next update... which at this rate is going to end up being the most massive section on this page yet. And I do want to get it done very soon, for once. We'll see how well that enthusiasm holds up in the near future!
Finally, I'm realizing that with the increased amounts of time I've put into the most recent reviews on this site, it really makes the old ones look bad. I clearly rushed them just for the sake of getting them done and up on the internet. As a result, I'm not really proud of the first few things I uploaded way back in 2004 (crap on a crutch, has it really been that long?!?)... and gosh darnit, Chimera Beast deserves to have a much better page, at least! The idea of trying to go back and improve old reviews may not be as enticing to people as new content... but I feel like there's a lot that can be changed for the better. If nothing else, adding some videos to accompany this stuff (like I did with Skate Kid Bros) would help things, especially for that dumb MK2 Babality thing. Slightly revised reviews would also let me update this page more since I wouldn't have to do quite as much work (in theory). Hmmmm....
Oh also, while I haven't actually edited the content of any old reviews, I have decided to go back and make them a little more readable since they never had Arial font. I still want to redo the layout of this main page too, but I'm obviously so terrible at HTML. Guh!

March 20th, 2012 - Uhhhh, wow. I'm not exactly sure how something like this could happen, but this half-assed website somehow managed to inspire someone to create their own website of silly game reviews (and other fun things). And it's been around for nearly 4 years! So if you're saddened by the lack of new content here, do check out Gaming Hell, won't you? It should keep you plenty busy until I make a real update here. But maybe, just maybe, I'll manage to add a new review before I end up going 4 years on this page without adding any new content...?!?

October 31st, 2011 - On Halloween, the dead come back to life! Or rather, due to popular demand (well okay, one person asked), I decided to revive my old web project - Shock Therapy, a webpage about my favorite game in the whole world, Shock Troopers. I put it up on the internet back in 1999 and made no updates to it in over a decade (shocking, I know). It doesn't really feel right not having the page around, so there it is. Ultimately I kinda wanna do a new tribute to Shock Troopers, since I learned a lot of things about the game in that time and even ended up getting the highest score in the world on it. But we all know how I am about finishing new things for websites, right? Ha ha... ha......

May 31st, 2008 - I keep second-guessing myself as to whether or not it's a good idea to go forward with the side project. In the meantime, I decided to actually finish up a new review instead! Enjoy the horror that is Brute Force.

April 26th, 2008 - I suck. :(
I suppose I had kinda promised that I would have some sort of update for now, but... I don't. I have like 4 different reviews sitting here that I've started, but they have all lingered in an unfinished state where I get stuck figuring out what to write and become convinced that each one isn't a very entertaining read in their current state. I'm probably too hard on myself, but that's how it goes.

I did have an idea for a new project that I was going to put on here, but I ran into a few snags. Once I get the kinks worked out (which I certainly hope will happen sometime within the next few weeks), I'll reveal what it is. You might end up liking it if you enjoy these shitty reviews.

August 31st, 2007 - Another 8 months, another update! Sorry. Have I ever mentioned before that I'm really lazy? It's true, ya know. Anyway, review added of Bust-a-Move Again. It's not as interesting as the last review, but hey it's something new. See you in April 2008! (just kidding... OR AM I?)

December 20th, 2006 - 8 months later, I finally update the website again! Whoops. To hopefully make amends for my absence, I've added the biggest review yet, for a wonderful little game by Taito called Crime City. Now that that's out of the way, maybe I can get back to regular, smaller updates. Then again, I didn't make good on that promise last time, so who knows!

April 18, 2006 - Can it be? An actual update on this site after a year and a half of stagnation?? Believe it, baby! I've finally gotten off my ass and written a detailed review about a mysterious game known only as Riot. Now, does this mean that I'll get back to updating this page again semi-regularly? Maybe! I still have plenty of other little projects to put up on here, it's just a matter of finding a way to not be lazy and do them. Easier said than done.
September 3rd, 2004 - Took a break from the "regular" reviews to do a different type of article - All about the Mortal Kombat II Babality Glitches. Yes, MK2 was a popular game, but this glitch has been mostly forgotten about since it only appeared in one of the earlier arcade versions, and finding an arcade with it now is pretty much impossible. I probably went a wee bit overboard with it, but it's a most entertaining bug. Trust me.

August 25th, 2004 - Minor additions to the Asylum and Who Dunit pages. I actually managed to finish Asylum five times in a row just to see the t-shirt offer screen. And I found out how to "finish" Who Dunit. Pity me. It's not right that I should know so much about such terrible games.

August 16th, 2004 - New review added of Asylum, an extremely-screwed up Gauntlet ripoff that didn't make it out of prototype. Also corrected a little error on Guardians of the 'Hood.

August 11th, 2004 - Tidied up this here index page a little bit. Now it doesn't look like complete ass! Just... mostly ass. Perhaps someday I'll make it a little less drab. But anyways... still working on another review that should be up soon, laziness nonwithstanding.

August 2nd, 2004 - Officially put this page up on the intarweb.